After about three weeks of relative calm, the Israeli Air Force allegedly conducted a big airstrike on two reported Iranian weapons warehouses located just outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based organization that monitors the ongoing Syrian civil war. 

The official Syrian news service SANA, reported, quoting an unnamed military official, that “Our air defenses intercepted the attack and shot down most of [the missiles.]” Such claims are frequently made but are discounted by most analysts. 

According to the Syrian Capital Voice, the Israeli airstrikes targeted an Iranian weapons shipment that had arrived at the Damascus International Airport earlier on Tuesday. Secondary explosions were reported after the airstrikes; these were likely caused by ammunition hit when the incoming missiles exploded.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did not comment on the most recent airstrikes, in accordance with its policy to neither confirm nor deny its operations in Syria.